June 20, 1977

Today In History

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation

Remember When

Early Cable Cars in San Francisco
Highlights of the 1970 NBA Finals - Game 5 Lakers vs. Knicks
Knicks Win NBA Championship in 1970 - With Bill Russell retiring after the 1969 season, the NBA Eastern Division was finally open to all contenders, and the New York Knickerbockers took full advantage and finished in first place with 60 wins. They were led by MVP Willis Reed, First team All-Star Guard Walt Frazier, Forwards Dave DeBusschere and Bill Bradley, and guard Dick Barnett. Coach Red Holzman emphasized team defense, a cohesive team offense and a deep bench led by Mike Riordan, Dave Stallworth, and Cazzie Russell. In a devastating moment to the team, Willis Reed was injured in the finals, and almost everyone thought the Knicks championship run was over. In one of the most inspirational and memorable sports moments of all time, just before Game 7 of the NBA Finals an injured Willis Reed emerged onto the Madison Square Garden floor shortly before tip-off. He dragged his injured leg on to the floor playing just a few minutes before retiring to the bench for the rest of the game. The emotionally rejuvenated Knicks beat the Lakers that night 113–99 to win the championship.
Peggy Flemming was the 1968 Olympic Champion in Figure Skating
Song of the Day
Bee Gees | Saturday Night Fever | Night Fever
The Who | perform My Generation Live at Woodstock | 1969
WOODSTOCK ROCKS Bethel, New York August 15 – 17, 1969 The largest rock concert ever, arrived and left, and we will never be the same again. The police estimated that there were a million people on the road trying to get to the festival. Controlling the overwhelming crowd was next to impossible. The festival actually took place on Max Yasgur's farm about fifty miles away. Woodstock was the original location since that was where Bob Dylan was currently residing. There were no clear headliners; the lineup included: Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana, The Who, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Sly and the Family Stone, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Sha-Na-Na, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. Jimi Hendrix’s guitar solo of the "Star Spangled Banner" might be the most memorable musical event of the festival. Woodstock was a peaceful gathering for one million young citizens who were virtually left on their own and discovered the words Sharing, Helping, Consideration, and Respect. Thousands left the Woodstock event with a totally different outlook on life, and rock music moved to the forefront of American pop culture.
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Explore Mount Rainier National Park, southeast of Seattle

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TV Show of the Day
The Paper Chase TV Show
Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel review the movie Gone With The Wind
In the Wimbledon final, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe battled out over five tempestuous sets in 1980
Interview of the Day
Katharine Hepburn 1981 Barbara Walters - Interviews of A Lifetime
Apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon and proclaims - This is One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind
One Giant Step for Mankind The Luner Module “Eagle” landed on the Moon at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969 at 4:18 p.m. EDT, Neil Armstrong realized that they were heading into a field of boulders on the northeast shoulder of a crater the size of a football field. Drama was the last thing that any one had wanted. A warning light was telling him he had less than 60 seconds of fuel left, but they were close now and it was just a matter of easing themselves down. Forty seconds had passed since the sixty-second warning, and Armstrong proclaimed "The Eagle Has Landed." For the astronauts, the landing had been the big moment of the mission. But, for the waiting world, the big moment was still to come - the first footstep. Armstrong stood on the pad for a moment or two, testing the soil with the tip of his boot before he made the epochal "small step" proclaiming "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." With only a short time at their disposal, he and Aldrin raised an American Flag, gathered forty-seven pounds of samples, and took about one hundred color photographs. Finally they got themselves back into the spacecraft for a safe return to earth.
Norman Lear discusses creating the show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is a satirical soap opera that aired in daily (weekday) syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling and Jim Drake, and starred Louise Lasser. T The show's title was the eponymous character's name stated twice, because Lear and the writers believed that dialogue within a soap opera was always said twice.

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